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Wanted to share my first build and welcome any feedback positive or negative. I had a full month of waiting on backorder to watch all of the instructional videos and download the pdf guides.. Before i start i gathered what tools i have which are

1.)Dremel with additional attachments for sanding and polishing
2.) Snips(?) - suggested to me
3.)Vacuum vise secured to bench
4.)General purpose rounded file
5.)1x sheet 1500 sandpaper
6.)1x sheet 320 sandpaper

This should be enough to begin the first steps - drilling out the holes.

Again, any advice or anything is welcome.
 

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Update: 7 june 2020
Heres my progress. Started on Thursday last week. Worked on it little by little careful not to rush while i wait on more parts. I am definitely over thinking everything and to me it looks horrible and I expect it not to function (just my mindset) I still have some final wet sanding to do and a little more cleaning up on the front...

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Update: waiting on Friday's delivery! Getting close.. I need to start looking at barrels and slides.. That'll be the final major purchase to finish up the build
 

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Looks good. If I was going to do it again, I would polish all the internal parts before installing. Flat diamond stone on the rails and be prepared for the hand fitting. A little disappointed the Grey Ghost Precision slide did include a channel liner already installed.
 

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After watching some more YouTube videos I definitely need to go back and fix some areas I see.. I also heard about polishing parts before going in so I may look into that too

Looks good. If I was going to do it again, I would polish all the internal parts before installing. Flat diamond stone on the rails and be prepared for the hand fitting. A little disappointed the Grey Ghost Precision slide did include a channel liner already installed.
 

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when I did mine I did not look at the instructions on line before. I figured drilling the pin holes with a drill press was the most accurate way to go. After doing so, I then saw where the manufacturer emphasizes "not" to use a drill press. It turned out ok, but I was a little worried.
I did use stock glock parts from an old 17.
Love the new gun. For me it shoots better then my stock frame.
 

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when I did mine I did not look at the instructions on line before. I figured drilling the pin holes with a drill press was the most accurate way to go. After doing so, I then saw where the manufacturer emphasizes "not" to use a drill press. It turned out ok, but I was a little worried.
I did use stock glock parts from an old 17.
Love the new gun. For me it shoots better then my stock frame.
What has me going crazy is the channel and the fact I haven't gotten it sanded perfect and polished like the YouTube videos. I don't have every dremel attachment but do have the basic hand tools and sand paper etc. Just going to keep at it I guess
 

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when I did mine I did not look at the instructions on line before. I figured drilling the pin holes with a drill press was the most accurate way to go. After doing so, I then saw where the manufacturer emphasizes "not" to use a drill press. It turned out ok, but I was a little worried.
I did use stock glock parts from an old 17.
Love the new gun. For me it shoots better then my stock frame.
I used a drill press on the 10 I built
 
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Hopefully the last update before I assemble and test fire this build. I wish I could have ordered the parts kit but everywhere I looked was sold out at the time so I ordered it piece by piece (midwayUSA) I did end up finding a compete slide set up so I was able to return some parts..

So I am currently waiting on

1. A Trigger
2. A Trigger bar
3. Slide locking lever
4. Fully assembled slide

Attached a picture of the slide I ordered. It was advertised as model specific and wasn't too $$$

I'm just too impatient sitting here looking at the parts and wanting to assemble it NOW
 

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Waiting on trigger bar and trigger spring (Monday)

Installed magazine release and slide lock lever

Slide came in and is ready..
 

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.. So close... Placed an order Friday for the trigger spring and trigger bar... I already see it having arrived at my local post office this morning but will it get out to me by tonight... Ahh I hate waiting!

Magazine release and slide stop installed.. Also polished up my hack job channel mess and have it looking nice.
 

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Well, it's complete. But right away I notice something is up with the trigger.. It sticks, doesn't reset and just seems off somehow. It's an apex aftermarket because I could not find a glock 17 OEM trigger at the time.. It will fire and then won't reset unless I manually pull trigger back.. Not sure what's up but going to search around online to see if someone has had similar issues..otherwise it looks decent for 1st time build
 

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check to make sure you have the end-hooks for the little spring in the trigger module housing oriented correctly.

could be something else, though.

you know you have to rack the slide, after dry-firing the trigger, to get the reset mechanism to function?
 

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check to make sure you have the end-hooks for the little spring in the trigger module housing oriented correctly.

could be something else, though.

you know you have to rack the slide, after dry-firing the trigger, to get the reset mechanism to function?
ill double check it today. and yeah, i remember function checks with the m4 in the Army. same concept..except i believe we had to rack 3x..

would you happen to have something to check my spring orientation against? if not ill youtube some videos
 
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